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New tool calculates housing, transportation costs

Accessibility| November 13, 2013
The Location Affordability Portal will help consumers and communities better understand the combined costs of housing and transportation associated with living in a specific region, street or neighborhood and make better-informed decisions about where to live, work and invest.

President Obama Nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

Accessibility| June 27, 2013

President Obama announces Mayor Anthony Foxx, of Charlotte, N.C., as his nominee to be the next Secretary of Transportation. April 29, 2013.

Bus| February 19, 2013

LaHood wins WTS International award

The Navigator Award was created by WTS International to recognize the achievements of an individual or organization for extraordinary efforts to attract, retain and advance women in the transportation industry.
Bus| January 18, 2013

LaHood: Detroit's M-1 project can move forward

The funds support construction of a planned 3.3-mile streetcar line to help revitalize Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue corridor.
Accessibility| July 27, 2012

LaHood announces availability of TIFIA funding

He also announced the establishment of the Project Finance Center to help state and local government project sponsors analyze financial options for highway, transit, rail, intermodal and other surface transportation projects facing funding challenges.
Rail| June 20, 2012

Sacramento receives $15M for depot renovation

The federal funds will be coupled with $15 million in state and local money for a $30 million project.
Rail| August 19, 2011

Feds award $28M to Mich. for intermodal station

The new facility will serve local residents, students and visitors to the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village, Dearborn’s largest tourist attraction. It will be designed for the planned Ann Arbor–Detroit commuter rail as well as future high-speed intercity passenger rail service.
Bus| August 9, 2011

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards unveiled

Under the new national program, buses and trucks built in 2014 through 2018 will reduce oil consumption by a projected 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas pollution by approximately 270 million metric tons. The standards are expected to yield an estimated $50 billion in net benefits over the life of model year 2014 to 2018 vehicles.
Motorcoach| July 28, 2011

FMCSA to hold motorcoach safety summit

Objectives include increasing awareness of the importance of safety and enforcement among all stakeholders; identifying policy-related barriers and developing opportunities for addressing targeted challenges; and developing tools and resources for educating and training on the maintenance, operations, and purchasing of motorcoach services.
University| July 25, 2011

UMass to offer transit training program

Partnering with Hartford, Conn.-based CTTRANSIT to offer first-of-its-kind certificate in transit management and operations.

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